Beijing, P.R. China / October 16 - 18, 2014

“Shared Opportunity – Shared Responsibility”


ITMF Conference 2014

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Conference Programme (as of October 10, 2014)

WEDNESDAY, OCT 15

13.00 – 19.00 Registration International Delegates (Drawing Room I, LG Level)
Registration National Delegates (Drawing Room III, LG Level)
13.00 – 14.15 Directors Meeting (Drawing Room II, LG Level)
Directors of ITMF member associations, associate and corporate members - by invitation -
14.15 – 14.45 Coffee Break (Foyer, Drawing Room)
14.45 – 16.15 Fibres & Applications Committee Meeting (Drawing Room II; LG)
16.15 – 18.15 Board Meeting (Drawing Room II, LG Level) - by invitation -
18.45 – 22.00 Joint Reception and Dinner
ITMF and CNTAC Office Bearers and Directors of ITMF member associations, associate and corporate members - Donglaishun Restaurant (by bus)

Bus leaves at 18.45 hrs
Meeting point: Lobby Grand Hyatt, concierge desk

THURSDAY, OCT 16

8.30 – 10.00 Spinners Committee Meeting (Drawing Room V, LG Level) - by invitation -
9.30 – 19.00 Registration International Delegates (Drawing Room I, LG Level)
Registration National Delegates (Drawing Room III, LG Level)
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break (Foyer, Drawing Room)
10.30 – 12.00 Joint Cotton Committee Meeting (Grand Ballroom, LG Level)
12.00 – 13.15 Lunch (The Residence, P2 Level)
13.15 – 14.30 Fibre Session – Cotton
Chair: Andrew G. Macdonald, ITMF Board Member, Brazil

Cotton Market under the “Target Price” Policy
Fang Gao, Executive VP & Secretary General, China Cotton Association

Australian Cotton: Leading the way in Responsible Cotton Production
Eimar McDonagh, Chairperson, ACSA, Australia

BCI: Striving for Scale and Impact
Patrick Laine, CEO, BCI, Switzerland

Panel Discussion and Q&A
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee Break (Foyer, Grand Ballroom, LG Level)
15.00 – 16.15 Fibre Session – Man-made Fibres
Chair: Andrew G. Macdonald, ITMF Board Member, Brazil

Polyester & Nylon: Capacity Explosion Hurting Growth Prospects
Ashish Pujari,Senior Director, Aromatics & Fibers, IHS Chemical, Singapore

Vision on Development of Global and China Man-Made Fibers Industry
Xiaoping Duan, Chairman, China Chemical Fibre Association, China

Spun-dyed Viscose Fibres – A Possible Solution to Tackle Water Pollution
Ajay Sardana, Global Head of Customers, Market Intelligence and Liasoning, Birla Cellulose, India

Panel Discussion and Q&A
16.15 – 16.45 Coffee Break (Foyer, Grand Ballroom, LG Level)
16.45 – 18.00 Home Textiles Producers Committee Meeting (Grand Ballroom)
19.15 – 22.00 Welcome Reception & Dinner (Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt)

FRIDAY, OCT 17

9.00 – 9.20 Formal Opening Session
Chair: Yong Gao, Vice President, CNTAC, China

Xiulian Gu, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s 10th National People’s Congress
Josué Gomes da Silva,, President, ITMF, Brazil
9.20 – 10.00 Keynote Address
Chair: Josué Gomes, President, ITMF, Brazil

Shared Opportunity, Shared Responsibility – Reality and Future of China’s Textile Industry
Tiankai Wang, President, CNTAC, China

Q&A
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break (Foyer, Grand Ballroom, LG Level)
10.30 – 11.30 Keynote Address
Chair: Josué Gomes, President, ITMF, Brazil

Welcome Note
Roberto Azevedo, Director General, WTO, Switzerland

World Textile Trade and the WTO
Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director General, WTO, Switzerland

Q&A
11.30 – 12.15 Keynote Address
Chair: Josué Gomes, President, ITMF, Brazil

Global Economic Situation and Outlook
Shijin Liu, Vice President, Development Research Centre of the State Council, China

Q&A
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch (The Residence, P2 Level)
13.15 – 15.00 1st General Session: Textile Supply Chain
Chair: Muharrem Kayhan, ITMF Board Member, Turkey

Comprehensive Optimization and Integration of Supply Chain Structure to Improve Enterprise Competitiveness for Sustainable Development
Shizhen Liu, Chairman, Luthai Textile Co. Ltd., China

Development Trends in the Textile Machinery Industry
Xueping Pan, Chairman, Jinsheng Industry Co. Ltd., China

Sustainable Apparel Manufacturing: Genuine Stewardship of Total Supply Chain
Garry Bell, Vice President, Gildan Active Wear, Canada

H&M’s Sustainability Approach: Supply Chain and Beyond
David Antonsson, Supply Chain Manager, Woven, China Region, H&M, Sweden

Seeking New Business Opportunities for Traditional Industries
Jianhang Jin, President, Alibaba Group, China

Panel Discussion and Q&A
15.00 – 15.15 The Global Textile Machinery Market Situation
Christian Schindler, Director General, ITMF

Q&A
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break (Foyer, Grand Ballroom, LG Level)
15.30 – 16.30 Committee of Management Meeting (Grand Ballroom) - by invitation –
(late bus to State Guest House at 17.00 hrs)
16.15 – 18.00 Visit of State Guest House
18.00 – 22.00 Gala Dinner and Show at State Guest House
Busses leave at 16.15 hrs
Meeting point: Lobby Grand Hyatt, concierge desk

SATURDAY, OCT 18

8.30 – 10.15 2nd General Session: Retail
Chair: Jaswinder Bedi, ITMF Board Member, Kenya

Global Sourcing “The IKEA Way”
Calvin Woolley, Dept. Trading Area Manager Textiles & Rugs Asia, IKEA, Sweden

Retail Supply Chain in Turbulent Market Places
Edwin Keh, CEO, Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

Provide More Value to Consumer
Rongming Zhang, Chairman, Aimer Group, China

Marks & Spencer: Becoming a Sustainable International, Multi-channel Retailer
Costas Antimissaris, Director International, Marks & Spencer, UK

Moving up the Smiling Curve: The Transformation of a Vertical Textile Manufacturer into Technology + Retail
John Cheh, Vice Chairman and CEO, Esquel, Hong Kong

Panel Discussion and Q&A
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break (Foyer, Grand Ballroom, LG Level)
10.45 – 12.15 3rd General Session: Technical Textiles & Nonwovens
Chair: Loek de Vries, Chairman, ITMF Fibres & Applications Committee, Netherlands

Technical Textiles and Textile Architecture: Nowadays Possibilities and Future Challenges
Simon Visser, President, Poly-Ned, Netherlands

The Development and Opportunity of China’s Nonwoven & Industrial Textile Industries
Lingshen Li, Chairman, China Nonwovens and Industrial Textile Association (CNITA)

Advanced Composites in China
Raoul Starmans, Vice President Business Development China, TenCate, China

Development of Differential Fibers
Wayne C. Hsiao, Senior VP, Formosa Plastics Corporation, Chinese Taipei

Panel Discussion and Q&A
12.15 – 12.30 Invitation ITMF Annual Conference 2016
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch (The Residence, P2 Level)
13.30 – 18.00 Visit: Aimer Lingerie Group
or alternatively
13.30 – 20.30
Visit Aimer Lingerie Group with visit APEC International Designers Exhibition Dynamic Show at BIFT and Dinner
or alternatively
14.00 – 17.30
Excursion: Forbidden City

 


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Incoming and outgoing Presidents
Welcome to Aimer Guests
Welcome Dinner sponsored by Luthai
Welcome Dinner sponsored by Luthai
Show
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Schindler - ITMF, Zhou - Wuxi, Sun - CNTAC, Cheh - Esquel
Rupp (Textile Industries Media Group) with Germann and Legler (Stäubli)
Indonesian and Indian Delegates
ITMF s Presidents
Gala Dinner sponsored by Aimer
Fiber Session
Chen - Tah Tong Chinese Taipei and Ali Mohammad - Gul Ahmed
Audience - Opening Session
Aimer Group - Company Visit
Aimer Factory Visit